Since several years, ANEK S.A. constantly displays its interest in research and innovation issues and plays a leading role in the European passenger shipping sector by successfully participating in European Research Projects. It is worth noting that ELINA Project was awarded as the top environmental innovation project in Europe by EU’s LIFE 2018 Program.
Please see below projects which have been implemented and/or are presently implemented by ANEK.
The cooperation of ANEK S.A. with European Research Institutes and companies whose research is directed towards state-of-the-art technologies is a part of the company’s strategy.
|COSTA II EAST / POSEIDON-MED
“CO2 & Other Ship Transport Emissions Abatement by Designing the Network, Infrastructure, and Market for the Use of LNG as Marine Fuel in the Eastern Mediterranean”
A study for the use of LNG as marine fuel for shipping operations and supply chain infrastructure requirements.
|POSEIDON MED II
POSEIDON MED II aims to facilitate the adoption of the regulatory framework for the LNG bunkering, design of LNG terminal, design and construct an LNG fuelled specific feeder vessel, technical designs and plan approvals for the retrofit/new building of LNG fuelled vessels, develop a sustainable LNG trading and pricing pattern, develop financial instruments to support the port and vessel installations and develop synergies with other economic sectors.
|PICASSO (CEF Transport)
“Preventing Incident and Accident by Safer Ships on the Oceans”: study with pilots’ actions which aims at tackling the challenges and opportunities related to maritime safety and security of on board and on shore operations.
|ROTA / MERIT / MARIBRAIN (COOPERATION Research Programme)
Prototype systems for telemonitoring and management of fleet and seaway security management with RFIDs
“A holistic passenger ship evacuation and rescue ecosystem”: development and evaluation of a sophisticated mass centralised evacuation system, based on a radical re-thinking of Mass Evacuation Vessels (MEVs) combined with an intelligent ecosystem of critical components providing real-time access to and representation of data to establish appropriate evacuation strategies for optimizing the operational planning of the evacuation process on damaged or flooded vessels.
“Exploiting Oceans of Data for Maritime Applications”: enable maritime big data scenarios for EU-based companies, organisations and scientists, through a multi-segment platform that will combine data of different velocity, variety and volume under an interlinked, trusted, multilingual engine to produce a big-data repository of value and veracity back to the participants and local communities.
“Engineering, production and life-cycle management for massive application of Fibre-based materials in large-length ships”: enable the massive application of FBM materials in large-length ships by overcoming the above mentioned challenges. In order to achieve this objective, the project will develop, identify and qualify FRP materials for different applications, elaborating innovative design procedures and guidelines supported on new validated software analysis tools. Standardized efficient production methodologies, specially designed for the FRP based large-length ships, will be implemented and demonstrated, together with the rest of technologies generated in the project, by delivering a large ship’s block prototype.
|ELINA (LIFE 2010)
“Integrated Green Life-Cycle Management of Waste Oils and Petroleum Residues”: Creation of an integrated and environmentally responsible method to manage the oil waste and residues generated by ships and industries in Greece.
“Green Retrofitting of Existing Ships”: Research on energy efficiency as an integral part of the life-cycle a ship. This was achieved with modelling and simulation of energy flows onboard for various operational conditions and for extended periods of time.
|“Autonomous Surveillance in Public Transport Infrastructure Systems”: development of a prototype surveillance system based on autonomous, smart monitoring devices that capture data only upon the occurrence of an incident, potentially dangerous for the passengers (like an explosion blast or the triggering of the fire detector). When triggered, these devices propagate the triggering to their neighbouring devices and send an alarm. Successively, they upload the captured data to the central station providing a wide (space and time-wise) coverage of the potentially hazardous incident. Finally, they provide a dedicated bi-directional communication channel between the emergency centre and the affected areas. If, for any reason, they don’t succeed to establish communication, they serve as “black boxes”, preserving the data until they are physically recuperated by the authorities.
|Innovative & Integrated Security System on Board Covering the Life Cycle of a Passenger Ships Voyage”. ISOLA will develop, integrate, test, deploy, demonstrate and validate a systematic and fully automated security approach by incorporating innovative technologies for sensing, monitoring, data fusion, alarming and reporting real-time during illegal incidents.
|Sustainable technologies for future long distance shipping towards complete decarbonisation”. The main mission of the project is to prove the reliability and cost-effectiveness of ammonia engines and proposed clean energy solutions usage in the maritime sector.
|Zero waste heat vessel towards relevant energy saving also thanks to IT technologies. Programme : HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01.
|Development and demonstration of zero-emission propulsion technology on board ships using green hydrogen from liquid organic hydrogen carrier in combination with slid oxide fuel cells at MW-scale .Programme : HORIZON-CL5-2021-D5-01.